Polish those glass slippers and get ready to have a ball at Worksop’s Acorn Theatre this December as The Young Theatre Company present Cinderella - the most magical and best loved pantomime of them all!
The enchanting rags-to-riches tale of Cinderella and her quest to find her Prince will be transformed from page to stage in a production complete with hysterical comedy, fabulous costumes and the magical moment when Cinderella swaps her rags for a ball gown and heads to the Ball.
The timeless tale is brought magically to life by The Young Theatre Company’s talented cast of 150 young performers aged three to 23.
Leading the cast is the ever popular Aidan Banyard as Prince Charming and the hilarious Luke Roebuck as Buttons. Joining the youngsters on stage are the ‘not so young’ special guest stars Cavell & Pike, who are certain to raise more than an eyebrow as the outrageous and comic Ugly Sisters doing all they can to ensure Cinderella does not go to the ball.
Produced by the same team behind last year’s sell-out pantomime, Aladdin, this year’s festive treat will once again be written by best-selling playwright Craig Hawes.
Said Craig: “We’ve kept the story traditional, but added lots of very comical twists along the way to make a brand new version of everyone’s favourite pantomime,” says Craig.
“I can promise a show packed full of laughter, romance, music, thrills and spills, loads of audience participation and two of the most outrageous Ugly Sisters you will ever meet!”
The other half of this husband and wife team is the show’s director, Hayla Hawes.
“We’re delighted that our pantomimes have become such a popular and traditional part of the festive season here in Worksop,” said Hayla.
“This year, due to popular demand, we have been asked to extend our run and provide more performances of what will be a fun-filled extravaganza packed with all the ingredients of traditional pantomime at it’s very best, guaranteed to entertain and delight the whole family.”
Cinderella runs from Tuesday 4th to Sunday 9th December at the Acorn Theatre. Tickets, priced £7, can be bought online at www.youngtheatre.com or by calling 01909 501817.
To be in with the chance of winning a family ticket for four on the opening night of Tuesday 4th December, simply answer the following question: Q) Who is playing Prince Charming in this year’s production?
Mark your answer ‘Cinderella Acorn competition’ and email it firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to: The Worksop Guardian, 21-27 Ryton Street, Worksop, Notts S80 2AY. The closing date for entries is Friday 23rd November. Do not forget to include a daytime contact number. Normal Guardian competition rules apply.